ABC Gives Put Pilot Commitment to ‘Love Me’ From ‘Life Sentence’ Creators and Elizabeth Banks

Project is based on a Swedish format

Last Updated: August 9, 2019 @ 2:15 PM

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to “Love Me,” a one-hour drama from “Life Sentence” creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, and Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions, a rep for ABC told TheWrap.

According to ABC, “Love Me” follows the stories of a multi-generational family in Chicago as they search for love in our increasingly detached digital world, and explores how their unconditional love for one another helps them navigate the highs and lows of it all.

The project is based on the Swedish format from “Welcome To Sweden,” whose co-creator and star Josephine Bornebusch will  executive produce. Warner Bros. TV, which houses Cardillo and Keith’s In Good Company banner, is also attached. Cardillo and Keith write and executive produce, along with Banks and Handelman. Brownstone’s Dannah Shinder will co-executive produce.

This is the Cardillo and Keith’s first sale as part of their multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, though they’ve had four other projects with the studio in the past, including The CW’s “Significant Mother” and “Life Sentence.” They also both worked on Season 2 of “Fuller House.”

Originally titled Älska Mig, the Swedish series examines how friendship, grief and romance intersect with love in the lives of three generations of people living in the Swedish capital Stockholm. From Nordic Entertainment Group, the Swedish version will air this fall on NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay.

Deadline was first to report the news.